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Past Events

This session of the Coronavirus Speaker Series featured Dr. Aijun Qiu, Deputy Director General/Research Fellow, China Center for Urban Development, National Development and Reform Commission and Dr. Yang Saini, Beijing Normal University’s Academy of Disaster Reduction & Emergency Management.


More than 500 participants came together to galvanize action for resilience in Central America.

UR Europe brought together over 350 experts In Bucharest, Romania to explore how technology and innovation can help create more resilient societies in Europe and beyond.

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Nearly 600 experts and practitioners from over 45 countries shared their knowledge and expertise on how to assess, understand and tackle risk in West and Central Africa.

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Over 30 participants from 15 African countries gathered for a session to share experiences, knowledge and lessons learned on disaster risk finance activities related in their respective countries.

The Art of Resilience brought together international artists, technologists, and makers representing Latin America, South and East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the United States. Curated from a global call for entries, The Art of Resilience demonstrated how art can unite a range of disciplines—big data, scientific research, and community organizing—to further the understanding and communication of disaster and climate risk.

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Over 250 experts and practitioners came together to exchange knowledge and participate in a dialogue on sustainable, climate-smart solutions for improved resilience in Tanzania.

The 8th Central Africa Platform brought together approximately 90 participants, including national disaster risk reduction (DRR) focal points, national climate focal points, and national meteorology focal points, to take stock of progress on disaster risk reduction across the region.

More than 500 experts, policymakers and practitioners came together in Barbados to share best practices, innovations and lessons learned for tackling the climate and disaster risk challenges facing the Caribbean region.

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The fourth edition of the World Reconstruction Conference focused on the inclusion of marginalized groups during assessment, planning, and decision-making to ensure that no one is left behind during disaster recovery and to achieve more equitable recovery outcomes.

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